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Pediatric Teratoma and Dermoid Cysts.
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PMID:  25439551     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Teratomas and dermoid cysts are germ cell neoplasms. This article focuses on cervical and craniofacial teratomas. Presentation of these neoplasms varies in degree of severity, from cosmetic deformities to airway distress requiring emergent intervention. Nasal lesions (particularly if suspicious for a nasal dermoid) require imaging before biopsy to assess for intracranial extension. Treatment consists of airway management if respiratory distress is present, and early surgical intervention. Postoperative follow-up is required to monitor for recurrence.
Authors:
Josée Paradis; Peter J Koltai
Publication Detail:
Type:  REVIEW    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Otolaryngologic clinics of North America     Volume:  48     ISSN:  1557-8259     ISO Abbreviation:  Otolaryngol. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2015 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-12-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-12-3    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0144042     Medline TA:  Otolaryngol Clin North Am     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  121-136     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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